<h1 class="entry-title">Month: March 2015</h1>

Former Chichester Shopkeeper Sentenced over Fake Goods

Surelock assisted West Sussex Trading Standards in this successful prosecution A SHOPKEEPER has avoided jail for selling fake Cath Kidston goods in a city centre shop. Hosein Vafaie,22, of Blenheim Place, Brighton, pleaded guilty to selling fake products, including counterfeit clothing and accessories at Gift Express, which used to be based in East Street, Chichester. After pleading guilty […]

ACG (The Anti-Counterfeiting Group)

The trade in fakes has never been more prolific, mainly because of the exponential rise in counterfeiting activities on the internet in recent years. It is now a global epidemic, posing major threats to consumers and national economies, and funding other crimes such as drugs, guns and people smuggling. Interpol has also reported evidence of […]

Security Guard Fraud Exposed by BBC Undercover Researchers

By Guy Lynn and Ed Davey BBC News, London Thousands of licensed security guards could be working in the UK fraudulently after buying qualifications for cash, a BBC investigation has found. Jobseekers must sit mandatory exams to get a Security Industry Authority card. But undercover researchers found colleges happy to sit or forge exams for […]

Operation Broadway Goes Public to Stop Investment Fraud

A London-wide clamp down on suspected investment frauds operating out of some of the Capital’s most iconic buildings in the heart of the UK’s main financial districts has taken place. City of London Police, City of London Trading Standards and Metropolitan Police have visited a number of office premises in the Square Mile, Canary Wharf […]

Fraudsters Looking to Utilise “Crowdfunding” to Scam People

The National Fraud Intelligence Bureau’s (NFIB) proactive intelligence team has become aware that fraudsters are looking to utilise “boiler rooms” to target a type of investment known as “Crowdfunding”. Crowdfunding is a legitimate way in which people and businesses (including start-ups) can try to raise money from the public, to support a business, project, campaign […]

Prince William Promotes UK Companies and Paddington Bear

Surelock are proud to be associated with Paddington Bear & Co Ltd as investigative agents The Duke of Cambridge has promoted British business and met Paddington bear as he continued his tour of China. The prince toured business exhibition the Great Festival of Creativity in Shanghai, calling it a platform for Britain’s “thriving creative sectors”. He […]